US President Joe Biden had a short meeting with Britain’s Prince William in Boston on Friday, where the two quickly broached the most British topic of conversation: the bad weather.
As the heir to the British throne walked into the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum without an overcoat, Biden noted that it was “freezing cold.”
Prince William chuckled and the president could later be heard telling that “when we came in on Wednesday, it was raining.”
The less-than-an-hour gathering took place while Prince William was in Boston with his wife Kate for the Earthshot Prize Awards, which promote solutions to environmental challenges. Coincidentally, Biden was in town to attend a Democratic Party fundraiser.
As they strolled together a short distance along the edge of Boston Harbor outside the library, Biden jokingly asked if they would “jump in” and Prince William suggested they “swim fast”.
They then entered the JFK library complex to presumably conclude the meeting more comfortably.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden, who was up late Thursday to host a dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, “looks forward to spending time with Prince William.”
Biden knows the JFK library well, having gone there in September to launch his “cancer moonshot” strategy to control the disease in the United States.
“We expect them to discuss their shared climate goals, prioritizing mental health issues and reducing the burden of disease,” Jean-Pierre told reporters.
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